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Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery Restaurant

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-348 3332
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ciabatta” (61 reviews)
“sandwiches” (55 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 461 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All the hype on TripAdvisor is warranted. Ciabatta is a culinary experience not to be missed. It's in the middle of nowhere and people come from all around to sample their incredibly delicious artisan baked goods. We visited for breakfast and were taken on a...More

2  Thank chrisg276rec
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love this place hidden in the industrial area of Rotorua. Divine pastries, tasty bread and oh the sandwiches are a destination all on their own! Its a great place for children, meeting the girlfriends or calling to pick up delicious additions to the supper table....More

1  Thank Eve J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked on TripAdvisor for a lunch spot and decided to try these guys. Was interested to follow the directions and end up in an industrial area but was pleasantly surprised by the decor, the food and how busy it was. We ordered the hot sandwiches...More

1  Thank jsnz
Alex B, Owner at Ciabatta Cafe and Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi jsnz We wanted to assure readers of your review that we do take our environmental responsibilities very seriously and need to clarify that the "plastic knives and forks" you refer to are actually a special BIODEGRADABLE cutlery sourced from Kiwi Green Pak, who pride...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to the reviews, we went here for breakfast and it lived up to expectations. The raisin swirl was about the best we have ever had and if we were again in Rotorua we would go back. Great pastries and superb service.

2  Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprising cafe tucked away in the industrial area of Rotorua. Beautiful interior, excellent service and very tasty ciabatta sandwiches, croissants, pretzels, pains au chocolat and « gonuts » a delicious mix between croissant and donut.

1  Thank Margarita P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone who comes to Rotorua HAS to try a gonut! So, so good. And the pretzels are amazing! Friendly staff and atmosphere too. Will be coming back here for my gonut fix next time!

1  Thank AshleighH01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These are the best pastries especially the Gonuts and other pastries they are freshly baked on site taste amazing!! Their coffee is also superb as is their ever friendly staff.

1  Thank EileenH2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a terrific variety of foods. As locals we go here all the time. We always recommend The Ciabatta Café and Bakery to friends and family.

1  Thank peterlB2286DW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the [very biased] recommendation of a work colleague I was advised that I had to visit this place whilst in Rotorua. I am glad I heeded his advice! The place appears to be very popular with both locals and tourists alike, despite being located...More

1  Thank Trusties
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always very good can't fault food and service. A great place to grab a quick and nutritious meal plenty of parking and 😄Faces

1  Thank MarySheely
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Logan-Michelle B
16 July 2017|
Response from CaraBoots | Reviewed this property |
No - it's open 8.00 till 3.00pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 8.00 - 1.30! Closed Sunday!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$7
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 White Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-348 3332
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A range of continental breads and pastries baked fresh daily. Also a great lunch menu featuring "The Long Dog". More than just a bakery, we have amazing coffee aswell, plenty of cafe style seating and great ambience.
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